Why You Should Never Accept an Initial Settlement Offer

When accidents happen and you are injured, you deserve the maximum recovery the law permits. For an injury of any severity, you could face mounting bills for hospitalization, doctor visits, therapy, assistive devices, and medications. You’ll lose money every day you can’t do your job. You may suffer PTSD or be unable to care for…

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Dump Truck and Garbage Truck Accidents in Memphis and Jackson

Trucks come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Each type of truck requires unique driving skills and may be prone to certain types of accidents. For example, 18-wheelers and huge commercial trucks that transport goods throughout Tennessee and across the country are prone to rollovers, jackknives, and wide-turn accidents. When commercial trucks are involved…

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What Is Chronic Pain?

Chronic pain is pain that lasts for more than three months. The pain may be constant, or it may come and go. Any part of your body can have chronic pain as a result of a fall, a car accident, or any other type of accident. Often, chronic pain lingers even after you have had…

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NHTSA Predicts at Least 200 Autonomous Vehicle Crashes Annually

Self-driving cars and trucks have been in development for a long time. Already most new cars have computer software that automates some aspects of the car’s driving as well as the car’s safety. The long-term goal of manufacturers is to develop vehicles that won’t require any drivers at all. For now, the movement is toward…

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Medical Malpractice Due to IV Placement Mistakes

Many patients require intravenous (IV) therapy to ensure their bodies are getting enough fluids and the medications they need. In addition to fluids and medications, IV therapy is also used to introduce electrolytes and antibiotics into the patient. IV therapy is often used for surgical patients as well as those with illnesses or injuries. Generally,…

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Long Overdue Updates to Trucking Regulations Miss Critical Goal

There are so many advertisements, articles, and news stories about trucking accidents all the time that most of us are completely desensitized to the concept at all. At Bailey & Greer, PLLC, we’re hopeful that new infrastructure legislation will help to change this conversation and make our highways safer for all. It’s our job to…

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Why SUV Accidents Cause So Many Pedestrian Fatalities

Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) are extremely popular. Many owners like them because they think driving an SUV provides more protection than a standard passenger car. The height and weight of SUVs generally make SUVs more able to endure the forces of a collision than a vehicle. The height of an SUV provides better sightlines for…

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Medical Liability for a Delayed Diagnosis or Treatment

Doctors need to order the correct medical tests at the correct time. If a diagnosis is delayed, then a patient’s condition can worsen. Some patients may die due to a delayed diagnosis. For other patients, the delay in the diagnosis often directly affects whether the patient’s illness can be cured or treated. When doctors delay…

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Deception No More: The Secret of the Placebo Effect

You may have heard of the placebo effect when it comes to medication. Essentially, it is a trick of the mind. The theory was that if you did not know that you were taking a sugar pill instead of a prescribed medication, then the pill would “cure” whatever ailment you have. It causes you to…

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Acute Cardiac Syndrome (ACS) Is Often Misdiagnosed More in Women Than Men

A recent study which was presented to the European Society of Cardiology Acute Cardiovascular Care Congress revealed that chest pain in women is more frequently misdiagnosed than chest pain in men. Heart attacks and heart disorders have generally been thought of as male diseases. Women who present symptoms of heart disorders are often: Not diagnosed…

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